China

China

Jun He and Zhong Lun merger shows China market in new light

26-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.

Shanghai skyline

Shanghai pioneers in liberalising China’s legal market

14-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.

Hong Kong

US firms muscle in on Hong Kong

10-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Hong Kong IPO activity is hotting up again, but UK legal stalwarts are looking over their shoulders as US rivals make up ground fast

China

ChinaLaw: a tale of dynasties

10-Feb-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Many top Chinese firms are confronting their first succession issues as their founders prepare to step down. Can they build the right frameworks to ensure a strong generational transition?

Taiwan

Taiwan: Smart island

20-Jan-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

International law firms are moving in to exploit the global hi-tech hub

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Beijing dragon

Dacheng unveils newly elected management team headed by firm founder Peng Xuefeng

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

China’s largest firm by headcount Dacheng has appointed a new leadership team following a month-long election process.

Hong Kong

Asia moves: 14 April

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

China Briefings

Resolving shareholders’ disputes under the new Companies Ordinance download subscription

Hogan Lovells 16-Apr-2014

The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622), which came into effect on 3 March 2014, is a substantial rewrite of Hong Kong companies law.

Chinese Foreign Direct Investment Regime abolishes capital requirements download subscription

Taylor Wessing 15-Apr-2014

The State Council Decision, together with the Company Law Amendments, have been in effect since 1 March 2014.

Law à la Mode — April 2014: fashion flair transforms wearable technologies; delivering IT services in the retail sector; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 15-Apr-2014

DLA Piper has released the April 2014 issue of its Law à la Mode publication.

Financial reforms for the Shanghai (pilot) free-trade zone: slowly coming into focus download subscription

Hogan Lovells 15-Apr-2014

The China (Shanghai) pilot free-trade zone was launched in September 2013 with the promise of significant reforms in a number of areas.

How deep do you bury the golden egg? Court of Appeal declines jurisdiction to wind up Yung Kee Holdings download subscription

Hogan Lovells 10-Apr-2014

The Court of Appeal has declined jurisdiction to wind up Yung Kee Holdings, upholding the decision that the company did not have ‘sufficient connection’ with Hong Kong.

Antitrust Matters — April 2014: state aid; cartel facilitators; Belgium’s Competition Authority; exercising patent rights; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 4-Apr-2014

DLA Piper has released the second issue of its global competition and antitrust law newsletter Antitrust Matters.

Newsflash: QFII, R-QFII and Luxembourg funds download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 2-Apr-2014

The first Luxembourg R-QFII UCITS2 allowing for a 100 per cent China A-Shares strategy has been approved by the Luxembourg CSSF.

Amendments to PRC foreign invested enterprise laws download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 31-Mar-2014

China has published a series of conforming amendments to certain existing regulations governing foreign invested entities in China.

MOFCOM signals merger policy shift, with new ‘carrots and sticks’ download subscription

Hogan Lovells 26-Mar-2014

From 1 May, MOFCOM will make public on its website all decisions resulting in a finding that a company has failed to notify a merger in breach of the AML.

MOFCOM trials IP guideline for Chinese enterprises doing business overseas download subscription

Minter Ellison 24-Mar-2014

MOFCOM has issued the Guideline on Overseas Intellectual Property Rights for Enterprises for trial implementation on 8 February 2014.

An overview of Hong Kong’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance: key questions for businesses download subscription

Hogan Lovells 20-Mar-2014

Hong Kong is one of Asia’s earliest adopters of comprehensive data privacy regulation.

Further steps under the PRC company registration reform download subscription

DLA Piper 18-Mar-2014

The PRC government has been rolling out a series of company registration reforms in an attempt to set up a more transparent and efficient registration regime.

Liberalised forex control in the Shanghai free-trade zone download subscription

Taylor Wessing 17-Mar-2014

Compared with other topics that relate more to specific industries (for example investment access), the topic of forex control liberalisation is of a more generic nature.

Real Estate Gazette: special edition — sustainability download subscription

DLA Piper 17-Mar-2014

DLA Piper has released Issue 15 of its Real Estate Gazette, which focuses on the topic of sustainability.

SAIC strengthens supervision of e-commerce download subscription

Taylor Wessing 14-Mar-2014

To improve protection of consumers and regulate the booming online shopping activities in China, SAIC has updated existing rules regulating e-commerce activities.